Storytelling Breakdown

“I’m Mary Poppins, y’all!” When we think of quotes that came out of the horribly beautiful mind of James Gunn, this one might be one of the most recognizable. That said, there’s a couple recent quotes from interviews with James Gunn that inform our conversation in our season three premier. “I love making movies and telling stories. But, there was part of it I was using to try to fill a whole in me that didn’t feel loved by other people… I felt like everything in my life had been taken from me at one time, but in that moment all of a sudden all of these people loved me--in a moment when I thought my career was over. I felt loved for the first time in my life, and it was an incredibly empowering experience.” Storytelling Breakdown Host Larissa Whitaker leads the conversation, and joined Ben, Caleb, and Stephen in the studio to discuss The James Gunn Love Bomb Spectacular.

Show Notes

“I’m Mary Poppins, y’all!” 

When we think of quotes that came out of the horribly beautiful mind of James Gunn, this one might be one of the most recognizable. That said, there’s a couple recent quotes from interviews with James Gunn that inform our conversation in our season three premier. 

“I love making movies and telling stories. But, there was part of it I was using to try to fill a whole in me that didn’t feel loved by other people… I felt like everything in my life had been taken from me at one time, but in that moment all of a sudden all of these people loved me--in a moment when I thought my career was over. I felt loved for the first time in my life, and it was an incredibly empowering experience.” 

Storytelling Breakdown Host Larissa Whitaker leads the conversation, and joined Ben, Caleb, and Stephen in the studio to discuss The James Gunn Love Bomb Spectacular. 

Baseball is the subject of this episode’s Spotlight, though it is more specifically about the Chicago Cubs, and even more specifically about MLB: The Show. Our guest is Steve Mullaney and he is introduced around the 01:00:53 mark. 

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Storytelling Breakdown is hosted by co-founders Ben Clemmer and Caleb Meyer. Since the beginning of 2022, Storytelling Breakdown has also been hosted by Stephen Stachofsky and Larissa Whitaker. Our theme music is by Kurt Roembke. Our logo is by Daniel Church. Our podcast is hosted by John Dawkins and Wayneshout Productions. 

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What is Storytelling Breakdown?

Storytelling Breakdown is a podcast deep dive into the way our favorite films, shows, books, games, and more reach us in all sorts of ways. Hosts Ben Clemmer and Caleb Meyer bring you a pop culture audio adventure recorded in Fort Wayne, Indiana. From the terrifying resonance of an eighty year old clown to the entire life of Caesar, from the cutting edge animation of an entire Spider-Verse to a card game from the late nineties that’s so Star Wars it hurts, and from the indelible mark of one of comics’ most creative writers to a museum dedicated to superheroes of all ages, Storytelling Breakdown is place where we can explore everything we love about the stories that make us who we are.

Storytelling Breakdown is recorded in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in association with Wayneshout Productions, LLC. Original music by Kurt Roembke. Artwork by Daniel Church.